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Warrior Tournament Finals Highlights

Posted by Joe DeSimone at Nov 26, 2018 9:43AM PST
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Warriors Tournament Finals Results and Highlights
The Warriors Jr. Peewee and Peewee Divisions ended their seasons on Saturday November 24th at Cardinal Spellman HS in grand fashion as both divisional final games were easily the best games of the season. Talk about saving it till the end, all four teams showed up to play their best and did not disappoint the many fans who showed up.
Prior to each game Coach Willie Cawley of the CHSFL A Division Champion Spellman Pilots addressed the teams, emphasizing the importance of the day, of the teamwork and disciplines they have learned throughout the football season. The boys were reminded about the hard work that it took to get to this point and the tireless work of their VOLUNTEER coaches.
Jr Peewee Tournament Title Game
In the Jr. Peewee game of the tournament finals, the undefeated top seed Cardinal Spellman Spartans faced off against the 3rd seeded Middletown Animal Clinic Ramblers. The atmosphere was electric, as the teams squared of on the beautiful turf field. In the end, the Ramblers won 14-12 but there was much drama leading up to the final score. Most dramatically, the Spartans scored with 30 seconds left to play and set up for a daring 2-point conversion try at the 10 yard line. The Ramblers were up to the task and held on to the lead by stopping the attempt and recovered the onsides kick to end the game.
It was a Cinderella story that will always be remembered by everyone in the Bronx Warriors Football League, as the Ramblers turned a winless season into a championship run by giving the once before undefeated Spartans their first loss of the year in what was an epic championship match. The game ball was given to an unexpected player, who although never played a snap all year round, his story has and will continue to inspire many. That player is #11 Julius “Sarcoma Warrior” Lopez. Coach Tim reminded young Julius of the promise he made to him 2 years ago, while he was battling cancer. The promise of winning the championship for him. That promise is now realized and #11 is now and has always been a Champion. Offensive Linemen of the game went to Evin “MTA” Noriega, Gio “Venom” Calo and Tristan “Bumblebee” Yepez for opening up gaping holes for the running backs. Defensive Linemen of the game goes to Kwame “Groot” Josie and Ray “Venom” Tirado for wreaking havoc in the backfield. Defensive players of the game goes to Tristan “Bumblebee” Yepez, Aydan “Antman” Ayala, Qwamiere “Smoking Joe” Fraser for their contribution on defense. Players of the game goes to the 1,2,3 Kids. Jordan “Ice” Yepez who had 70 yards rushing, massive tackles, blocks and scored an extra point. Tyler “Terminator” Laniyan who scored both touchdowns and ran for 60 yards. Tristan “Showtime” Robson for scoring an extra point and explosive play on defense.
Nathaniel Cabrera lead the Spartans with 2 touchdowns. Maximus Ferran had 52 yards on the day. Aydin Mora had 44 yards. The entire team played great as they did all season, winning the division title. The Spartans suffered their first defeat of the season as they were a 2 point conversion away from going into overtime. It was a great season overall go Spartans.
Peewee Tournament Title Game
As was the case in the Jr Peewee game, this was a battle royal, with the 2- seeded Jimmy Ryan’s Bronx Bar & Grill Rams defeating the top seed Schuyler Hill FH Javelins in overtime 19-18, sending the crowd into a frenzy. The Javelin’s moved the ball well in the first half but came up short on scoring. In the second half Devon Delone scored 3 touchdowns but the Javelin’s fell short on extra points losing by 1 point to a well deserving Rams team. The Javelin’s had an excellent season going undefeated in the regular season and winning the division title. It was a great effort by all.
For the Rams QB Nico Bustamante after an injury scare opened up the score with the league leading 15th TD pass of the season to WR Luis Ferran after Kenneth Prince intercepted the Javelins QB. The Javelins tough defense stopped the Rams converting the extra point. The Javelins tied the game with 3 minutes left in the game but failed to convert the extra point for the win.
Going into Overtime the Javelins scored first from the one yard line and missed on the extra point attempt. On the Rams possession QB Nico Bustamante hit WR Luis Ferran on a screen. WR Luis Ferran broke a tackle and was ruled down at the one yard. A QB sneak tied the game. The deciding extra point was scored by Nico Bustamanteon on a bootleg keeper to the left side on a fake handoff to the RB sending all the Rams parents into a frenzy.
This was a TOTAL TEAM EFFORT. Players of the game were TY Diaz Frankie Serrano. Tommy Forliano. Jayden Diaz. Daniel Ortiz. Matthew Rodriguez. Xavier Holloway. D’Angelo Cabrera. Maximus Rivera. Ephram Spillat. Deon Gonzales. Kenneth Prince. Anthony Hernandez and Luis Ferran. They all contributed blocking on offense and tackling on defense. They were truly a team this year with a final record of 8-3 with 5 shutouts for the season. Coach Miguel Bustamante would like to thank not only the players but also Coach David Diaz and coach Gabby Ortiz for their hard work because without them this would have not been possible. Thanks to the parents for dedicating themselves to these kids and encouraging them to get better and for the support that they show to our coaching staff. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RAMS AND THE JAVELINS FOR A GREAT SEASON AND THANKS TO JOE DESIMONE FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE WARRIORS ORGANIZATION.
The Warriors Administrators thank all of the participants, their parents and sponsors and of course CARDINAL SPELLMAN HS for the use of the facility and for their constant support of our programs.

Week 10 Highlights

Posted by Joe DeSimone at Nov 19, 2018 11:02AM PST
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Warriors Week 10 Highlights
At this time of year the Warriors would like to give thanks to all of our family of sponsors, supporters, coaches, players, parents and friends. We also give thanks for the ones we have lost who have touched the Warriors with their selflessness and love for the organization, Jeff Ortiz and Eddie Esposito. Special thanks go out to supporters like the Morris Park Community Association, the Bronx Times Reporter, the Allstate Foundation, Senator Jeff Klein, Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s Office and George “The Ice Cream Truck Guy” at Pelham Bay Park. Thanks to our Sponsors, without whom we couldn’t keep our league running: Barino’s Market, Bronx Design Group, Dugout Sporting Goods, Parkview Sports, Parq Sports Bar, Cardinal Spellman HS, Jimmy Ryan’s Bronx Bar & Grill, Greenwich Shipping Services, Ralph Giordano FH, Schuylerhill FH, Middletown Animal Clinic, O’Connor Carpets and Scavello’s on the Island. Please visit our sponsors and supporters and say ‘Thank you.’ And most of all we give thanks for a Healthy Season. Happy Thanksgiving to All.
Flag Division Highlights and Outstanding Players
The flaggers had another fun time playing on the grass in somewhat muddy conditions and as usual were all smiles and plenty dirty afterwards. Thanks to all of the flag parents for being so supportive and getting the younger kids out there each week. Outstanding players were:
Apaches- Benjamin Melendez and Gerard Caraballo
Sioux- Miles Medina and Emerson Miranda
Mohicans- Anthony Bruno and Tommy Calderone
Cherokee- Jake McSherry and Edwin Jackson
Jr. Peewee Post Season Tourney Highlights
In the elimination game of the Jr. Peewee division for the chance to play against the undefeated Spartans in the Tournament Final next Saturday at Cardinal Spellman HS, the Ramblers defeated the Crusaders 19-6 in a close battle for most of the way before the Ramblers were able to put it away. Vince Lombardi’s famous quote “Winners never quit, quitters never win” was personified by the Ramblers as they fought back from being in last place to earning a spot in the Finals. The Offensive Linemen of the game went to Evan “MTA” Noriega, Gil “Venom” Cali and Qwamiere “Smoking Joe” Frazer for their massive blocking. The defensive lineman of the game honor went to Kwame “Groot” Josie for his explosive efforts. Offensive players for the Ramblers were Tristan “ShowTime” Robson with 1 touchdown, Tyler “Terminator” Laniyan with 60 rushing yards and Jordan “Ice” Yepez with 2 touchdowns. Other notable players for the Ramblers were Aydan “Altman” Ayala, Tristan “Bumblebee” Yepez and Ray “Carnage” Tirade for their defensive efforts. The Crusaders fought all the way and will be a force next season.

Peewee Post Season Semifinals Highlights
In the first game of the division tournament, the undefeated Javelins took on a feisty opponent in the Saints with the Javs coming out on top 24-6. For Javelins, Andrew Lane opened up the scoring with a QB keeper. Devon Deleon added to his impressive rookie season TD totals on a left sweep. Brandon Smallwood hit the end zone a QB reverse and Christian Bangura once again lit up the scoreboard by pounding the middle for a 5-yard TD. The Orange Crush Defensive unit was ready for duty as well, limiting the Saints running game and effectively shutting down the passing game. Ishmael Shaheed grabbed a crucial interception. The Javelins are keeping their foot on the pedal as they head to the Tournament final against the Rams next Saturday at Cardinal Spellman HS.
The second game saw the best game of the day with the Rams narrowly defeating the Black Knights 20-14. The Rams team was able to bounce back from last week’s rough outing against a well-coached Black Knight team. QB Nico Bustamante took this opportunity to bounce back personally by throwing the league leading 12 and 13 TD of the season and adding one rushing TD. 2 TD’s went to wide receivers Deon Gonzales and Luis Ferran. As always TY Diaz led the o-line with Frankie Serrano, Tommy Forliano, Jayden Diaz, Daniel Ortiz and Xavier Holloway. The extra points were converted by RB Maximus Rivera and WR Anthony Hernández. The Rams defense was stout just giving up one offensive score on a fumble at their own 10 yard line. Rams defense was led by Kenneth Prince, Mattthew Rodriguez, Dangelo Cabrera, Frankie Serrano, Ty Diaz, Ephram Espillat and linebackers Luis Ferran, Nico Bustamante and Deon Gonzales.

The Black Knights left it all out on the field in what was to be the final game of the season, striking first on a Jayden Ramirez failed lateral recovery for an 80-yard score to make it 6-0. Anthony Alonso added the extra point and the Knights had an early 7-0 lead. Later in the game Jayden scored on a 5-yard keeper and also added the 2-point conversion. Coach James Bloss heaped praise on his team after the game, reminding them though they didn’t win many games they came together as a team and ‘look out next year’. On defense, Jayden Ramirez had a second fumble recovery. Anthony Alonso and Sean Vega shined on defense as well, with Vega adding a fumble recovery. Coach Bloss addressed his team afterwards saying “You guys came a long way and keep it going and you will see for yourselves that you are going to be a very good team.”
Come out to Cardinal Spellman HS on Saturday November 24th for some exciting football. Game times are 10:00 and noon. As always we are so grateful to Cardinal Spellman HS for allowing us to use the beautiful facility.

Week 10 Highlights

Posted by Joe DeSimone at Nov 19, 2018 11:01AM PST
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Warriors Week 10 Highlights
At this time of year the Warriors would like to give thanks to all of our family of sponsors, supporters, coaches, players, parents and friends. We also give thanks for the ones we have lost who have touched the Warriors with their selflessness and love for the organization, Jeff Ortiz and Eddie Esposito. Special thanks go out to supporters like the Morris Park Community Association, the Bronx Times Reporter, the Allstate Foundation, Senator Jeff Klein, Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s Office and George “The Ice Cream Truck Guy” at Pelham Bay Park. Thanks to our Sponsors, without whom we couldn’t keep our league running: Barino’s Market, Bronx Design Group, Dugout Sporting Goods, Parkview Sports, Parq Sports Bar, Cardinal Spellman HS, Jimmy Ryan’s Bronx Bar & Grill, Greenwich Shipping Services, Ralph Giordano FH, Schuylerhill FH, Middletown Animal Clinic, O’Connor Carpets and Scavello’s on the Island. Please visit our sponsors and supporters and say ‘Thank you.’ And most of all we give thanks for a Healthy Season. Happy Thanksgiving to All.
Flag Division Highlights and Outstanding Players
The flaggers had another fun time playing on the grass in somewhat muddy conditions and as usual were all smiles and plenty dirty afterwards. Thanks to all of the flag parents for being so supportive and getting the younger kids out there each week. Outstanding players were:
Apaches- Benjamin Melendez and Gerard Caraballo
Sioux- Miles Medina and Emerson Miranda
Mohicans- Anthony Bruno and Tommy Calderone
Cherokee- Jake McSherry and Edwin Jackson
Jr. Peewee Post Season Tourney Highlights
In the elimination game of the Jr. Peewee division for the chance to play against the undefeated Spartans in the Tournament Final next Saturday at Cardinal Spellman HS, the Ramblers defeated the Crusaders 19-6 in a close battle for most of the way before the Ramblers were able to put it away. Vince Lombardi’s famous quote “Winners never quit, quitters never win” was personified by the Ramblers as they fought back from being in last place to earning a spot in the Finals. The Offensive Linemen of the game went to Evan “MTA” Noriega, Gil “Venom” Cali and Qwamiere “Smoking Joe” Frazer for their massive blocking. The defensive lineman of the game honor went to Kwame “Groot” Josie for his explosive efforts. Offensive players for the Ramblers were Tristan “ShowTime” Robson with 1 touchdown, Tyler “Terminator” Laniyan with 60 rushing yards and Jordan “Ice” Yepez with 2 touchdowns. Other notable players for the Ramblers were Aydan “Altman” Ayala, Tristan “Bumblebee” Yepez and Ray “Carnage” Tirade for their defensive efforts. The Crusaders fought all the way and will be a force next season.

Peewee Post Season Semifinals Highlights
In the first game of the division tournament, the undefeated Javelins took on a feisty opponent in the Saints with the Javs coming out on top 24-6. For Javelins, Andrew Lane opened up the scoring with a QB keeper. Devon Deleon added to his impressive rookie season TD totals on a left sweep. Brandon Smallwood hit the end zone a QB reverse and Christian Bangura once again lit up the scoreboard by pounding the middle for a 5-yard TD. The Orange Crush Defensive unit was ready for duty as well, limiting the Saints running game and effectively shutting down the passing game. Ishmael Shaheed grabbed a crucial interception. The Javelins are keeping their foot on the pedal as they head to the Tournament final against the Rams next Saturday at Cardinal Spellman HS.
The second game saw the best game of the day with the Rams narrowly defeating the Black Knights 20-14. The Rams team was able to bounce back from last week’s rough outing against a well-coached Black Knight team. QB Nico Bustamante took this opportunity to bounce back personally by throwing the league leading 12 and 13 TD of the season and adding one rushing TD. 2 TD’s went to wide receivers Deon Gonzales and Luis Ferran. As always TY Diaz led the o-line with Frankie Serrano, Tommy Forliano, Jayden Diaz, Daniel Ortiz and Xavier Holloway. The extra points were converted by RB Maximus Rivera and WR Anthony Hernández. The Rams defense was stout just giving up one offensive score on a fumble at their own 10 yard line. Rams defense was led by Kenneth Prince, Mattthew Rodriguez, Dangelo Cabrera, Frankie Serrano, Ty Diaz, Ephram Espillat and linebackers Luis Ferran, Nico Bustamante and Deon Gonzales.

The Black Knights left it all out on the field in what was to be the final game of the season, striking first on a Jayden Ramirez failed lateral recovery for an 80-yard score to make it 6-0. Anthony Alonso added the extra point and the Knights had an early 7-0 lead. Later in the game Jayden scored on a 5-yard keeper and also added the 2-point conversion. Coach James Bloss heaped praise on his team after the game, reminding them though they didn’t win many games they came together as a team and ‘look out next year’. On defense, Jayden Ramirez had a second fumble recovery. Anthony Alonso and Sean Vega shined on defense as well, with Vega adding a fumble recovery. Coach Bloss addressed his team afterwards saying “You guys came a long way and keep it going and you will see for yourselves that you are going to be a very good team.”
Come out to Cardinal Spellman HS on Saturday November 24th for some exciting football. Game times are 10:00 and noon. As always we are so grateful to Cardinal Spellman HS for allowing us to use the beautiful facility.

Reminders for Parents

Posted by Joe DeSimone at Nov 15, 2018 5:06PM PST
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The picture says it all. Remember it during the Post Season.

Please join us on Friday, December 7th, at 6:30pm for dinner, dessert and trophies for awarding out Flag Players for playing an outstanding season. ALL FLAG PLAYERS ARE FREE! Extend the invite to family and friends!! The party will be held at the INTERNATIONAL CATERERS OF DISTINCTION, @3243 AMPERE AVE.

RSVP BY NOVEMBER 26TH, 2018. TO CHRIS MIANO 347-865-3505

PLAYERSFREE
COACHES – $25
CHILDERS 12 & UNDER – $15
ALL OTHERS – $35

Please make checks payable to WARRIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE, INC.